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Port Security Unit 309

Port Clinton, OH


Master Chief Petty Officer Jeff Dougherty

Command Master Chief

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Master Chief Electronics Technician Jeff Dougherty officially assumed duties as Port Security Unit 309’s Command Master Chief on Saturday, September 19, 2015. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1981 and reported for basic training. After basic training he reported aboard Coast Guard Cutter Chilula home ported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Shortly after receiving orders to Electronics Technician “A” School he reported to ET “A” school located at Governor’s Island, New York. His first assignment after graduation from ET “A” school as a Third Class Electronics Technician was Station New London in New London, Connecticut. While at Station New London he advanced to Second Class Electronics Technician. After completion of his educational goals with distinction, he transitioned from active duty to the Reserves.

Upon joining the Reserves he reported to Coast Guard Reserve Unit Peoria where his primary duties were Aids to Navigation maintenance on the Illinois River and augmentation of Coast Guard Cutter Sangamon. After implementation of Team Coast Guard he received orders to Electronic Systems Support Unit, St. Louis, Missouri in 1995 where he served in a variety of technical, supervisory and leadership roles. In 2010 Master Chief Dougherty transferred to Port Security Unit 309 and remained there until 2014. After transferring to Base Boston for a short-term assignment he returned to his current position as Command Master Chief of Port Security Unit 309. .

Among his many recalls were The Great Flood of 1993, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hurricane Katrina and Operation Enduring Freedom. Some of Master Chief Dougherty’s numerous personal awards include four Coast Guard Achievement medals and one Army Achievement medal. He also completed several military training and leadership schools during his Coast Guard career. Master Chief Dougherty holds both a bachelors and masters degree. In addition, he recently earned his doctorate. He is employed by Illinois Central College.   

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USCG Port Security Unit 309
Erie Industrial Park, Bldg 360
Port Clinton, OH 43452

PHONE NUMBER (419) 635-4462

FAX NUMBER (419) 635-2608

Last Modified 12/12/2015